In partnership with King’s College London’s Department of Digital Humanities, this course features lectures by leading academics and researchers, visits to major London publishers (Elsevier, Bloomsbury, Sage), trips to Oxford (Bodleian Library and Oxford University Press) and Cambridge (Proquest), a day at the British Library for collection visits and an afternoon seminar, as well as the Strand Symposium (June 26, 2015) on current issues in e-publishing.

LIS 697 London E-Publishing (3 credits)
Taught by Professor Anthony Watkinson, University College London, Department of Information Studies and Dean Tula Giannini. 

Today, publishing is at the heart of information professions, cutting across the full range of information contexts and environments. Whether you are interested in digital archives and libraries, journals and scholarly communication, collection development, networked information, information policy, academic, public, or museum libraries, you will need to understand e-publishing as it now transforms the relationships between all constituencies of the our information society. What will be the future of e-books? What new publishing models will emerge as dominant? How will open source affect the publishing industry?

For 2015’s program/syllabus, please see the Downloads section below

Course project: Each student is required to complete a course project directed by Dean Giannini. Project topics will be based on course studies, participation and experiences during the course and symposium. Students will complete the project (digital format) once they have returned to the US. The project is due no later than three weeks after the end of the course.

Course project example:

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Application

The program is open to students currently enrolled in graduate programs and to those holding graduate degrees in library and information science as well as to those who are interested in e-publishing. We encourage applicants to apply as early as possible as a maximum of 16 students will be accepted into the program. 

Complete the application form (see Dowloads section below) [place 2015 SILS Study Abroad Application.pdf in Downloads section]. 

For currently enrolled Pratt students

Please return the completed study abroad application along with your resume and a brief statement of purpose to Quinn Lai, Advisor for Academic Programs (qlai@pratt.edu) or drop it off at the SILS Office (PMC 601).

For non- Pratt students

Please return the completed study abroad application along with your resume, a brief statement of purpose, an official undergraduate transcript indicating a bachelor’s degree was conferred or your most current graduate transcript, as well as a $50 check made out to Pratt Institute. Mail your application and supporting materials to Quinn Lai, Advisor for Academic Programs, Pratt Institute - School of Information and Library Science, 144 West 14th Street - 6th Floor, New York, NY 10011.

Scholarships

SILS students are automatically considered for tuition scholarships at the time of application.

Program costs for 2015

Tuition and fees for Pratt Institute students

Tuition (3 credits; $1,229/credit)

$3,687

 

International program fee

$300

 

Study abroad insurance

$50

Actual amount subject to change

TOTAL

$4,037

 

Tuition and fees for non-Pratt Institute (visiting) students

Tuition (3 credits; $1,229/credit)

$3,687

 

International program fee

$300

 

Application fee

$50

 

Study abroad insurance

$50

Actual amount subject to change

TOTAL

$4,087

 

Estimated student budget:

  Pratt student Non-Pratt (visiting) student
Tuition and fees $4,037 $4,087
Airfare $1,200 $1,200
Local transportation $200 $200
Field trips/excursions $200 $200
Housing (UCL student housing) $1,000 $1,000
Meals $700 $700

**Students are responsible for their own travel, housing, and dining arrangements for the duration of the program.**

Questions?

For further information or questions, please email the Pratt-SILS office: infosils@pratt.edu or call 212.647.7682.

Downloads
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2015_sils-kcl_schedule.pdf 12.69 KB